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Music Store Employee Story
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I know we all like to bag on Guitar Center (and mostly rightfully so), but sometimes other music stores besides GC have there share of Fail going on there as well....

So a couple weekends ago I visited my favorite local guitar shop just to browse, window-shop, and generaly kill some time.  It was a nice day and I needed to get some Wind Therapy on the motorcycle anyway before the season ends.  They had a nice used Dunlop Crybaby 535 wah with a very attractive (read: cheap) price on it.  Salesdude comes over and asks if I want to try it out.  "Sure, I'd like that" I said.  My Love/Hate relationship with my Morley Tremonti wah goaded me into checking out alternatives.  So salesdude asks what kind of guitar I want to use.  I didn't care so long as it had humbuckers, and he picked out a pretty nice MIM Fender Fat Strat for me to use.  He took me over to a Supro combo amp (didn't catch which model but it was a single channel amp) and plugged everything in for me and let me go with it. 

No strap.   :facepalm:   Now tell me, just HOW was I supposed to demo a wah pedal while trying to hold a guitar....and on a Clean channel?  I tried to get his attention, but no luck.  I just had to sit there trying to keep the guitar from sliding off my leg and onto the floor (I tried standing too and that was worse) and make stupid little noises because I couldn't actually play anything like that.  I could've just dimed the amp for some kind of useful overdrive sound but after a few minutes of meedling like an eediot I gave up trying to hold the guitar and play at the same time and unplugged everything and shut it down.  I hung the Strat up with a bunch of acoustics, took the pedal up to the counter and paid for it.  I told the guy a strap would've been nice and helpful and he just rolled his eyes.....lol
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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LOL!

I have a new leather strap that needs breakin' in, you can take that next time  :thumb-up:
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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Well you ended up with a new wah pedal ,new gear is always nice  ;D

BTW which 535 model is it? Is it the 9V or the 18V version?
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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It's the older 9v crybaby 535.  Not the crybaby 535q.
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator GPB-BAK-1 pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Pair of 4x12 cabs:  each custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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That employee guy was a complete fuckng ass wipe!

People don't seem to give a shit these days.

Yeah least you got new gear.  Hope you don't have to bring it back since you didn't get to try it in the store.
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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It's the older 9v crybaby 535.  Not the crybaby 535q.

Ah I didn't know there was a 535 (without the q),what's the difference between them?
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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It's the older 9v crybaby 535.  Not the crybaby 535q.

Ah I didn't know there was a 535 (without the q),what's the difference between them?

Not sure, but new thread HERE.
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator GPB-BAK-1 pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Pair of 4x12 cabs:  each custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Re: Music Store Employee Story
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Ok let's compare them in the new topic.
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